Coen Bussink

Coen Bussink
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime | UNODC

Master of Science
Monitoring illegal mining, crops and environmental crime with satellite images and geospatial analysis.

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January 2016 - March 2017
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Position
  • Programme officer (Research)
December 2004 - present
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Position
  • Programme officer Remote sensing and GIS
August 2003 - May 2004
ITC
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (19)
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Since 2002, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has continuously supported annual surveys of coca cultivation in Bolivia. The mapping of coca fields is based on the visual interpretation of very high and high resolution satellite imagery. A full area mapping approach is applied, i.e. all fields where illicit crops are grown in a ce...
Research
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El presente trabajo es una recopilación y análisis de estadísticas agrarias realizado con el propósito de señalar la importancia de la agricultura alrededor del área de Lima Metropolitana, al igual que los cambios en magnitud y especialización por niveles de clasificación de cultivos: grupos grandes y grupos más específicos. En primer lugar se desc...
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Since 1992, Afghanistan has gradually become the primary illicit opium producer in the entire world. To efficiently eradicate the opium poppy, it is crucial for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Ministry of Counter Narcotics of Afghanistan to monitor opium poppy cultivation timely. In situ detection of opium fields, however,...
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We used land-use maps for different years and areas in the Cajamarca catch- ment in the northern Peruvian Andes to study changes in land use between 1975 and 1996. Despite population growth, agriculture has not been intensi- fied nor extensified. Neither did we find evidence for crop encroachment into the higher parts of the catchment. The agricult...
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ABSTRACT Recently the cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan reached unprecedented levels. It is agreed that the complex and coupled interactions of social, economic and environmental drivers are crucial for understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. In this context, we present an integrated risk c...
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Remote sensing has special advantages to monitor drug production that causes serious problems to global society. The widely used high spatial resolution images are too costly to make the full coverage of the opium poppy fields in a large area. Although the hyperspectral imagery acquired by Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) Hyperion that is free with medium...
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Illicit crop cultivation often occurs in forested areas and contributes to deforestation when it results in the clearing of woodland. Moreover, illicit crop cultivation frequently takes place in biodiversity hotspots hosting a large number of species with a limited habitat, some of which are pro- tected areas. It tends to occur close to the agricul...
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Since 2009, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has carried out various annual surveys of cannabis cultivation in Afghanistan. The mapping of cannabis fields is based on very high resolution satellite imagery. The image acquisition dates have a strong influence on whether cannabis can be visually differentiated from other crops. Ex...
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Fires in forest areas are considered an important threat to the Andean Region and the Amazon rainforest. In Colombia, fire is used to expand the agricultural frontier (including illicit crops) which results in deforestation. Given the importance of avoiding deforestation and to control coca expansion, this paper aims to: 1) understand the relations...
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are often seen as incompatible with participatory processes. However, since the late 1990s, attempts have been made in numerous projects around the world to define "best practices" for improved natural resource management projects that integrate participation and accurate spatial information, using GIS (for exam...
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The paper describes a practical approach to developing a georeferenced natural resource database that is locally constructed and managed. With the new GIS (geographic information system) software and hardware available today, various types of natural resource information can be collected and combined to allow local users to visualize new relationsh...

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